The 15 schools that will make up the ACC beginning in 2014 took a bold move to solidify the league’s future on Monday.
In front of the largest regular-season crowd in Boshamer Stadium history (4,255) UNC completed a three-game sweep of rival Duke with another dominant performance
A roundup of Duke, UNC, NCCU and other college sports Saturday.
UNC left-hander Kent Emanuel tossed a two-hitter as the Tar Heels blasted Duke 7-1 in the first game off their ACC doubleheader on Saturday at Boshamer Stadium. Emanuel (7-1) worked through allowing two first-inning base runners to dominate the rest of the game. In the nightcap, starter Benton Moss combined with relievers Chris McCue and Trent Thornton to shut down the Blue Devils 4-1. On the day, UNC allowed only two runs, both on home runs by Jordan Betts.
Kevin White: “With her extraordinary winning percentage, coupled with outstanding graduation rates and academic success, we are extremely proud to have an elite coach such as Joanne firmly established as the leader of the Duke women’s basketball program.”
UNC and Duke may both seek to restructure existing game contracts to avoid losing a home game in seasons they travel to play the Fighting Irish. N.C. State gets first Triangle visif from N.D., that coming in the 2016 season.
Friday night’s scheduled Norfolk Tides at Durham Bulls baseball game was postponed because of rain and will be made up as part of a doubleheader beginning at 5:05 p.m. today at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Also lost to weather-related concerns were the opener of a Duke at UNC baseball series and most high school sports events in The Herald-Sun readership area.
Prestigious N.C. high school golf tournament to tee off Monday morning at Treyburn Country Club ... Golf benefit set ... Colleges shuffle schedules to avoid potentially dangerous Friday storms.
McCallie led Duke to a 33-3 record this season, her sixth since replacing Gail Goestenkors as the Blue Devils coach. She was named ACC Coach of the Year for the second season in a row and third time in her Duke tenure.
The 333-pound D-line space-eater was removed from the Duke program after a legal problem, but resurfaced at N.C. Central and wound up becoming one of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's top interior defensive linemen in his three years as an Eagle.
Rival programs at far different levels of development get together for a three-game series beginning at 3 p.m. today. UNC owns the nation’s No. 1 ranking and harbors serious national championship aspirations Duke has surpassed last year’s modest win total and seeks to qualify for the ACC Tournament for the second time in eight years..
N.C. Central ended the third longest road winning streak in the nation with a 5-1 victory over Campbell on Tuesday.
The most recent point guard to lead Duke to an NCAA championship is planning a return to the Blue Devils. Jon Scheyer, who led Duke to the 2010 championship, is expected to be named a special assistant coach, according to sources close to the program.
North Carolina center Waltiea Rolle was selected by Minnesota with the 36th and final pick of Monday’s WNBA Draft.
The 6-6 native of the Bahamas averaged 12.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.5 blocks for the Tar Heels this season.
Having played through discomfort all through Duke’s basketball season, Seth Curry finally had surgery on Monday to repair his injured right shin.